AOL On - Women Firefighters...The Los Angeles Fire Department has been notorious for being a boys' club. Currently only three percent of the LAFD are women...Listen to full segment
Lieutenant Jennifer Román of the Madison Fire Department receives the ATHENA Award ...Lieutenant Jennifer Román was honored with the ATHENA Award at a ceremony in Madison on March 12th. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow. Read more...
NIOSH Fire Fighter Cancer Study Update… Click to Download NIOSH 2013 Winter newsletter. NIOSH Fire Fighter Cancer Study Update. A Study of Cancer among United States Fire Fighters was launched in 2010 as a multi-year study to examine whether fire fighters have a higher risk of cancer and other causes of death due to job exposures. Their study was designed to address limitations of previous fire fighter cancer research. Read more
The Health of Women in the US Fire Service… Despite statements from national fire service organizations, including the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire.. Read more
Women Firefighters Celebrate Game Changing Victory Won 30 Years Ago. In September 1982, forty-two women were ordered hired as New York City firefighters after Federal District Judge Charles P. Sifton found the City had discriminated against women in the firefighter hiring process. Read more.
2012-2014 iWomen Strategic Plan Presented. The iWomen Board of Trustees released their long and short-term goals for the future in June. Members are encouraged to support these goals. Find out more in our June Newsletter.
Rethinking Critical Incidents. The After Action Review (AAR), What if there was one simple thing you could do to help turn the corner toward that “culture of safety” we all seek? Find out more in our May Newsletter.
An Employment Resolution for Minority Women & Single Mothers in Today’s Economy. According to the National Women's Law Center, “unemployment rates for adult black women and men, adult Hispanic women and men, and single mothers have been persistently higher than for adult women or men overall throughout the recession and recovery. Join the Fire Service…
iWomen is Helping Moms Keep Their Families Safe We recently worked with the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University to create two educational videos designed to reduce home injuries. The Home Safety and Fitness for New Moms videos are now available for immediate viewing and free download at safemoms.org. Please help us distribute this free information to all those that might benefit from it.
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New Book Available in iWomen's Book Store Linda Willing's new book "On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories" is now available in our on-line book store. A portion of of the proceed from each book sold through our site benefits the iWomen organization. Visit book store.
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The National Report Card on Women in Firefighting
Read, share, download “The National Report Card on Women in Firefighting” a landmark, 2008 report, that’s sure to change the future of the fire and emergency services as we know them. Download pdf here.
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter & Emergency Responders
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter? Do you have what it takes? This must-see video is motivational, inspirational, encouraging, empowering and positive. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter—go for it. It's a GREAT job and nothing should stop you.
Video produced by the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee